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Highlights

The Second U.S.-North Korea Summit / President Trump and Kim Jong-Un are set to meet again in late February. Jean H. Lee, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, says that we need a roadmap so that this summit is more than just a photo op. She also sat down with Wilson Center NOW to discuss the ongoing denuclearization negotiations and Wilson Center Senior Vice President Robert Litwak looks at Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea and Iran: From Transformational to Transactional.

AfPak File Podcast / Unpacking the Relationship Between Tehran and the Taliban / The Precarious State Of Civil Society In Pakistan

In the News

A disputed election and a dangerous new era for Bangladesh's politics / CNN

Who is North Korean Diplomat Kim Yong-Chol? / All Things Considered on NPR

Fathers remain missing in the educational puzzle / The Japan Times

40 years ago, Deng Xiaoping changed China — and the world The Washington Post

Kim Jong-Un's New Year's Day Message to America: It Is Your Move / National Interest

17 Years Later: Could we be seeing peace in Afghanistan? / France 24

Is this the Beginning of a New Cold War? / China File

How Pakistan can help with the Afghan peace process / Herald

Advances in U.S.-Talkiban peace talks offer cause for cautious optimism / Axios

A New Gandhi Enters Politics and Shakes Up India's Election / Bloomberg

Events

Upcoming:

Book Launch: 'On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War' / February 05

Previous:

Geopolitical Implications of a New Era on the Korean Peninsula / video and select quotes now available

Dispatches Blog

Image: Lano Lan / Shutterstock.com

Are Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols Actualy Working? / Prashanth Parameswaran

Fighting Two Fronts in the Trade War, With Only One Popular path / Shihoko Goto

What to Look for in 2019: The Year Ahead in Asia / Asia Program

A Turning Point for U.S. Economic Leadership in Asia? / Shihoko Goto

China's Detention of Canadians Could Backfire / Katie Stallard-Blanchette

The Big Opporutnity for U.S.-Pakistan Relations in Afghanistan / Michael Kugelman

Turbulence Ahead in U.S.-Japan Relations / Abraham Denmark

Program News

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